Get a Jump on Tomorrow….
Your Daily Horoscopes for Friday, August 26th
Venus moves into harmony with your sign today, dear Aries, and until September 19th, you’ll benefit from increased personal appeal and easier expression of your affection and charm. This is a fantastic period for self-expression, creativity, romance, children, entertainment, and other channels through which you express your need for play, reinforcement, and even applause. A gentle approach in these areas of life is the most successful one now. It’s an easygoing, charming, and pleasant transit for you. Others find you particularly appealing. You’re bound to find more enjoyment in leisure activities and hobbies. Today’s inferior conjunction of Mercury and the Sun is beautiful energy for rediscovering old project ideas and interests, as well as looking at past work or health programs with new regard. There can be news on health or work that’s been long overdue for some of you now.
The Moon moves into your partnership sector this morning, dear Taurus, and you’re feeling more sociable, preferring some company to going it alone. Venus moves into your solar fourth house today and will stay here for over three weeks, bringing more artistry and harmony to your family and home life until September 19th. It’s a great cycle for quiet, comforting, and familiar pastimes and pleasures. You can be particularly attached to the past for now. This can be a pleasant time for decorating, hosting, entertaining, and family activities. Venus here can boost your relationships with family, and with yourself! Today’s Sun-Mercury conjunction also keeps you looking at the past with an eye for the future. You might gain new ideas or insight into a creative or romantic matter, particularly related to old feelings and connections. Reviewing old ideas can lead to a recycling experience, as new methods can come to light that can be very important in the months to come. Today is past-focused, but tomorrow’s influences help you move ahead.
You begin a cycle today, lasting until September 19th, that’s excellent for enjoying studies, connections, getting out and about, and sharing your ideas with others, dear Gemini. Venus moves into your communications sector and stays for over three weeks, stimulating more enjoyment, rewards, benefits, and opportunities in the areas of life ruled by this house: short trips, transportation, communications, siblings, and learning, to name some of the main ones. While Mercury’s retrograde continues until September 5th and it won’t be smooth sailing in these areas of life until then, doing some backtracking and strengthening of weaker areas. Old acquaintances or classmates and even neighbors could re-emerge in your life for some of you. There could be purchases made, or gifts received, that help you to connect, commute, and learn. You are more charming with your words. Today, Mercury aligns with the Sun, and it’s a powerful time to make sense of a past problem, especially related to your domestic life.
The Moon moves into your sector of self-expression this morning, dear Cancer, and this puts you in a playful mood. Venus enters your solar second house and will continue to transit here until September 19th. While Mercury will spend some time here during its retrograde period, from the 31st to September 5th, and you’ll be finding some gems in the past or in areas that you may have missed, overall this is a great period for moving forward in your love life and with creative projects. You have good sense when it comes to seeing value in projects and objects that you may have otherwise overlooked. There is a stronger attraction to comfortable objects and situations now. You are exceptionally skilled at making the best of your resources during this cycle. With a Sun-Mercury alignment today, you have an exclusive window to a matter from the past that helps you make better decisions in the future. Ideas that come to you now, particularly about areas ruled by the third house (learning, mental interests, communication, neighbors, connections, and siblings), can be especially important, as they may very well kick-start a long-term endeavor.
Venus enters your sign early today, dear Leo, and this beautiful transit will stay with you until September 19th. It’s one of the stronger times of the year for personal attraction and for magnetizing what and you want into your life. Retrograde Mercury will move back into your sign from the 31st to September 5th, and this points to a time for building and developing personal plans, but some need for further review and attention to what worked for you in the past. However, for the remainder of the transit, you’re in generally good shape for decision-making. You are comfortable in your own skin and radiate good energy that tends to attract positive attention and feedback. Today, a Sun-Mercury conjunction can stimulate great ideas and insights mostly related to money, business, valuables, talents, and income. Looking to the past for answers makes sense now, and might even be profitable. Conversations and observations today can be significant and the very start of something big.
The Moon moves into your communications sector for a few days, dear Virgo, and you find more emotional satisfaction if you follow your curiosity. Venus, however, moves into your privacy sector today and will stay there for quite a bit longer — until September 19th. This transit is a rather introspective one. At least on a social or romantic level, you seek out or find more pleasure in your private world. It’s a cycle of coming to a greater understanding of the more spiritual side of love. Your affections are private or in a state of flux during this cycle. Your compassion emerges full-force, and this can draw you to people who need help. Benefits can come through behind the scenes activities and efforts. There is a reclusive urge now, but you’ll find that September slowly but surely brings you out of your shell! Also today, a Mercury-Sun alignment (an inferior conjunction) in your sign is excellent for observations, news, random thoughts, and conversations that can lead to new ideas, improvements, or other developments down the road. These come from seeing the past in a new light. Your communications have considerable impact, so be mindful of what you say or write!
The Moon leaves your sign this morning and enters Scorpio and your resources sector, dear Libra, taking some of the pressure off to be on top of things. While this transit lasts only a couple of days, Venus begins a transit of your solar eleventh house that lasts almost four weeks. This cycle is excellent for socializing and connecting. From August 31-September 5, there can be some backtracking in your social life, but for the rest of the transit, you enjoy forward motion and benefits from networks, teams, and friends. Your tastes are for the new, different, and progressive. You’re in the position to fully appreciate the benefits of relaxing and taking some time off from responsibilities. You give special attention to your humanitarian impulses and happiness goals. Today, a Sun-Mercury meet up can stimulate the revealing of a secret or a sudden moment of insight related to matters of the past. It may not be obvious yet, but this can mark a turning point for your thinking on an issue.
The Moon enters your sign early morning, dear Scorpio, and this serves to reawaken emotional needs that you’ve recently disregarded. Also today, a Mercury-Sun alignment prompts you to see an old matter related to a friendship — or an old project — in a very different light. For some of you, a friend from the past reappears in your life. Venus enters your solar tenth house and will be a guest there until September 19th. Your professional reputation or appeal gets a nice boost during this cycle. You’re charming and diplomatic now, and you get along with superiors especially well. Opportunities to be seen or to advance your goals may arrive, particularly through making useful contacts or expressing your creativity, but it’s best to wait until after September 5th to make big moves. A relationship may come into stronger focus or can make headlines with others in your life.
Venus moves into fiery Leo today, dear Sagittarius, and will stay there until September 19th. As a fellow Fire sign, this bodes well for your powers of attraction, relationships, and social life. You’ll find that you don’t have to push anything too hard to have your way and that you can express your feelings with fewer (if any) disclaimers. From August 31st to September 5th, there is treasure to be found by looking to the past for ideas, plans, and projects. You might pick up an old interest or study that is worthy of a second look. Outside of those dates, you’re looking forward and gaining perspective. Your relationships need a change of scenery or pace. Promotional efforts or publishing can thrive. You might meet someone special through places of learning or non-routine experiences. You are attracted to others who share many of your beliefs or who have an interesting perspective to offer you. Today, thinking about your general life direction and long-term goals in new ways can be fruitful now, and can also lead to significant new ideas. The Moon’s move into your privacy sector this morning suggests some need to rest, reflect, and recharge your emotional batteries.
Venus moves into your solar eighth today, dear Capricorn, and will visit this sector of your solar chart until September 19th. Venus here can bring more happiness and joy to your intimate life or can encourage you to pay particular attention to a special project or endeavor. Attracting resources from outside sources comes easily during this transit. You might be working through — or sorting out — money problems or issues of sharing with a partner with success. It’s a cycle for processing recent events or new feelings in your love life. Ideally, this clarifies where to make changes that benefit you going forward. A Sun-Mercury alignment today suggests you might gain a new understanding of past matters. Your musings can be fertile ground for ideas that tend to have long-term significance, particularly related to belief systems, communication, and learning. You might reawaken an old interest or topic. Thoughts turn to the past, or to recent decisions and plans, but you’re looking at these things in a very new light. Future decisions will be stronger if you take the time to understand the past.
Venus is now transiting your solar seventh house, dear Aquarius, and during this transit that lasts until September 19th, you’re in an improved position to attract or develop relationships. While this means that Venus is traveling in the opposite sign from yours, it’s a good period for making peace with people. In fact, this comes more easily to you than usual because you are thinking about the other side of the story. You’re hospitable and accommodating. You might enjoy teaming up with others and spending time with people you care about. A Sun-Mercury alignment occurring in your solar eighth house today is excellent for seeing the past in a new light. New insight into an old relationship — or your own psyche — can be helpful and enlightening today. This can also apply to financial matters or a major project. The Moon moves to the top of your solar chart this morning, and you become especially aware of your responsibilities.
Venus moves right into your work and health sector early today, dear Pisces, and you’re in great shape for bringing more harmony and joy to your daily life in the coming weeks (until September 19th). This period can be a time for finding more pleasure in your routines, work, service, and efforts to enhance health. Cooperation and sharing can figure strongly — and successfully — in your work and perhaps even your health routines. Today, the Moon moves into your adventures sector, and you’re drawn to activities and thoughts that expand your mind. As well, the Sun and Mercury merge in your partnership sector, and because Mercury is retrograde, it’s a good idea to pay attention to thoughts and observations that illuminate a relationship matter. You’re likely to see someone or something in a new way, and while you don’t have all the answers yet, this can be the beginning of some significant rethinking of matters.